State Library of Victoria

A truly magnificent building that is worth visiting even if you don't lay eyes on a book. Take your time, check out all the levels and see what exhibition is in the temporary exhibition space.

Open Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sun 10am-6pm
Baby bounce is on every Wednesday 10.30-11am for kids under 2. Free.
Storytime is every Wednesday 11.30-12.30 and aimed for kids 3-5. Free.
Dome tours are free and no bookings are required except for groups. Most days 2-3pm.

Address: 328 Swanston St Melbourne

The Library at the Dock (Docklands Library)

The Library on the Dock is the future of libraries. It really is spectacular! Along with a great collection of books this library goes above and beyond with interactive technology in the children's area, recording studio, 3D printer, Origami club, Chinese Book Club and a Docklands History group. The library also holds one off classes in such a variety of subjects it would be impossible to list them all.

Preschool Storytime- 10.30am Friday
Toddler Storytime- 10.30am Monday
Baby Songtime- 10.30am Wednesday

Creative Kids After School Club- Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm

Open Monday- Friday 8am-7pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Check website here for public holiday opening hours.

Address: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.
Make sure you check out the great little playground out the back with it's uber cool design, fun water feature and ground chime for dancing.